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Study options after STPM / Matriculation / A-levels / UEC

by StudyMalaysia.com on April 11, 2017 | Career Guide, Top Stories

If you have completed your STPM/A-Levels or an equivalent pre-university programme, you would most likely want to pursue:

  • Year 1 of a bachelor degree programme
  • A professional qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, LL.B, etc.

However, you can also consider:

  • A diploma level programme
  • A semi-professional qualification programme

Besides taking into account your career interests, skills and personality, choosing the best education pathway for yourself also depends on whether you have the necessary entry requirements, your financial ability, and the availability of study opportunities for a particular course you would like to pursue.

Here’s more information about each option:

Year 1 of a Bachelor’s Degree Programme

At bachelor’s degree level, there are many study modes to choose from. For an overview of the choices you have at private colleges and universities, check out the article on How Many Ways Are There to Study a Bachelor Degree?

Or click on the articles below for more information about studying for a bachelor’s degree.

What to do after getting your SPM or STPM results

What to do after getting your SPM or STPM results

You've probably been feeling anxious for days in anticipation of your exam results. And now that results day has come, it's perfectly normal to feel a whole range of emotions. If you didn't quite get what you were hoping for, don't fret. Don't let one exam result stop you from pursuing your dreams. There are many education options out there that can help you achieve your goals in the long term.

Bachelor Degrees – What's in a Name?

Bachelor Degrees – What's in a Name?

BA, Bsc, BEng, LLB – Hons or without – major, minor and specialisations? Do the names of degrees confuse you sometimes? Knowing what the degree offers can help you decide between two (or more) similar courses. Learn more here.

Are you an international student? Here’s a list of foreign pre-university qualifications which are equivalent to Malaysia’s STPM or A-levels

Are you an international student? Here’s a list of foreign pre-university qualifications which are equivalent to Malaysia’s STPM or A-levels

If you're planning to study a bachelor's degree at a private higher educational institution (PHEI) in Malaysia, you would be glad to know that they accept all qualified students with pre-university qualifications such as STPM, GCE 'A' level, SAM (Australia), CPU (Canada), SMU3 from Indonesia, university foundation programmes, and other qualifications deemed equivalent.
Here's a list of foreign pre-university qualifications which are equivalent to Malaysia's STPM or A-levels

Studying for a Bachelor’s Degree Through the Distance Learning Mode

Studying for a Bachelor’s Degree Through the Distance Learning Mode

Have you ever wished you could study for a bachelor's degree while you work? Or do you wish you could be a university student without having to leave your hometown?
Learn more here about the advantage of a distance learning programme.

How to Study for a Foreign Degree Qualification in Malaysia

How to Study for a Foreign Degree Qualification in Malaysia

Going abroad to study to get a foreign degree qualification may be the dream of many students but not all may be able to afford the steep tuition fees and cost of living. Before you throw away your hopes, there are many more affordable options you can explore which may give you the outcome you want. Here are some ways you can study for a foreign degree qualification starting right here in Malaysia.

Getting a Bachelor's Degree Abroad – How Does The 'Advanced Standing' Pathway Work?

Getting a Bachelor's Degree Abroad – How Does The 'Advanced Standing' Pathway Work?

If you're looking for an overseas learning experience but have a limited budget, choosing a course that has a credit transfer or advanced standing arrangement with foreign universities can be the solution.

Studying for a Home-Grown Malaysian Bachelor’s Degree Qualification

Studying for a Home-Grown Malaysian Bachelor’s Degree Qualification

Are you planning to study for a bachelor's degree in Malaysia? There are a few types of qualifications offered by private universities and university colleges in this country. Learn more about the types of qualifications that are offered by home-grown universities here.

What You Need to Know When Applying to a University in Malaysia

What You Need to Know When Applying to a University in Malaysia

For many students, the prospect of studying at a college or university is an exciting one. You will be in a new environment, make new friends, learn new things and for some of you, have the chance to live away from home. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – before you apply for a college or university, you need to know what study opportunities you have at higher education level and understand the study pathways available to you.

A Professional Qualification

Professional qualifications are another option especially when you’re quite certain of the career you want to pursue. In Malaysia, you can study for professional qualifications like ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CLP, LLB, ICSA, and more

These articles will tell you more about the professional courses you can study in Malaysia:

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